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Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec

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Address: Paseo de la Reforma s/n., Mexico City 83656, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5536229
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the...

The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the 1920s, is best known for its Russian pandas.

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Decent zoo...but it's free!

We always make a point to stop by the local zoo when traveling abroad...it's a fun window into a different place. As foreign zoos go, this one is fairly well done. The habitats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Over crowded and the viewing areas are quite small so it seems like you have to wait to see each animal. It's Wednesday and there were several school field trips out. Food court has McDonalds, Chinese Food, a couple Mexican restaurants, Dominoes Pizza, and Holanda. If you have a family have someone look for the tables while the other orders!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marvelous place, wonderful animals living in their own ecosystem adapted to this Zoo. Good Mantainance.bgrraycto visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your at the Castle of Chapultepec you should really take the time to go and check out the zoo!! Its free!!! They have Pandas!! And who doesn't LOVE pandas!! The zoo is very complete with lots of exotic animals. The grounds are large and beautiful. When I heard it was free I thought that it would be sad and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want some quiet and time away from the hustle and bustle, visit this free zoo. It had 3 pandas, a jaguar, and more. A little respite from busy touring days.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admission is free, but the animals don't look like they are being taken care of well. This zoo is huge, however.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We always make a point to stop by the local zoo when traveling abroad...it's a fun window into a different place. As foreign zoos go, this one is fairly well done. The habitats were clean and well-landscaped, if a bit small at times. It's free, so definitely worth stopping by if you're in Chapultepec! Was actually pleased with the food... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

While I'm not a fan of animals in a zoo generally - I find it interesting to see the difference between zoos in different countries. The zoo in Chapultepec was free to the public and was actually quite nice compared to a lot of other international zoos. They have pandas which were interesting to see and a lot of native... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We went on a week day morning. It was empty at 10 am. We had a lovely time seeing all kinds of animals we don't have at our home zoo in Santa Barbara. My kids loved it! I highly recommend going if you have young kids.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

That is really nice option if you stroll around with kids or just are up for a nice walk. Liked the bird spheres. And its completely free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

any zoo that you can walk through the doors without paying a absolute fortune is a major tick.. and coming during the week made for a relaxed and pleasant experience. a lot of the bigger animals were sleeping when we were there, probably what happens when you throw pandas into +35 degree weather, but what can ya do. the zoo... More 

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